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Career Education for High School

Kathleen Smith, Director of Career and Technical Education and Adult Practical Nurse Program

53 Gibson Road
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 291-0300 Ext 10310


In this section of the OU BOCES website, you will find information about our Career and Technical Education programs for high school students. You will also find the CTE Jobs Board and work-based learning information, list of articulation agreements, FAQsCTE resources, the CTE hybrid model calendar, information about scholarships, and clubs

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions! 

Overview of CTE at OU BOCES

Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education programs give students the opportunity to graduate from high school with technical experience, professional skills, national industry certifications, and college credit in a wide variety of high-demand occupations. 

Through a hands-on academic component in each classroom, CTE students are able to integrate academics into their CTE curriculum to meet their high school graduation requirements. Many of the career academies are nationally accredited and feature leading-edge technology, as well as instructors with the latest trade experience. The CTE curriculum is aligned with New York State Learning Standards, National Industry Standards, and Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Standards.  

Students participate in work-based internships in the community; clubs such as SkillsUSA; local, state and national competitions (SkillsUSA, GYNADA, Cyber Patriots, HOSA) and career-oriented community service projects.   

CTE welding student at work
Daniel Carlos (James I. O’Neill), first place, Carpentry
CTE Dental Careers students in lab
Principles of Health student donning PPE
A Culinary Academy student works on decorating a cake in the kitchen
A CTE Transportation Careers Academy student applies paint to a vehicle.
CTE Construction Academy students work on framing with their instructor
An OU BOCES Education Academy student runs under a parachute with a preschool student
A dental academy instructor works with a young special education student on dental hygiene
OU BOCES culinary students prepare food in the kitchen
Fire science students and instructor at the Fire Training Center
2020-2021 CTE At A Glance - Why CTE
CTE Gibson Road campus

CTE at the Amy Bull Crist Area Education Center on Gibson Road in Goshen, NY

Arden Hill campus

CTE at the Regional Education Center at Arden Hill in Goshen, NY

CTE Locations

The Career and Technical Education Division has programs located on two campuses in Goshen, one on Gibson Road and the other at the Regional Education Center at Arden Hill.